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Combined Public Workshop & Hearing is March 5

2019-02-13T08:54:53+00:00

Punta Gorda Airport Five-Year Capital Improvement Program DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 Open House: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing: 5:30 p.m. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Proposed Airport Improvements: The proposed improvements, collectively referred to in the Draft EA as the Proposed Project, include the following development actions: 1) improving runway safety and function by reconstructing/rehabilitating Runway 04/22 and extending and rehabilitating Runway 15/33; 2) developing a new general aviation terminal facility and new flight school facilities; 3) expanding parking facilities by providing additional public parking and rental [...]

Combined Public Workshop & Hearing is March 5 2019-02-13T08:54:53+00:00

Punta Gorda Airport Ends 2018 With Significant Accomplishments

2019-01-08T14:55:17+00:00

Year-End Passenger Traffic Up 22% Punta Gorda, FL (January 8, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) has announced the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) passenger count for 2018 totaled 1,577,164. This is a 21.95% increase in passenger traffic for 2018 compared with 1,293,337 total passengers in 2017. For the month of December 2018, the total passenger count was 131,423. There were 62,617 boarding passengers and 68,806 arriving passengers, a 2.36% increase over December 2017. The total annual passenger count has continued to increase each year, advancing the airport’s status as an important transportation and economic asset for Charlotte County. [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Ends 2018 With Significant Accomplishments 2019-01-08T14:55:17+00:00

Major Aircraft Maintenance Training Grant from State of Florida Announced

2018-12-28T18:11:10+00:00

Introductory message from PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E.:  PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. This is a game changer for the future of aviation at PGD. There is a strong demand for A&P certified mechanics from our current tenants like Air Trek, APG Avionics, Sarasota Avionics and Allegiant.  We only see the demand for aircraft mechanics increasing as PGD continues to grow. This new pipeline of certified mechanics will also entice more aviation-related companies to relocate to Charlotte County.  We look forward to working with Charlotte Technical College and its partners to put this $1.7 million grant [...]

Major Aircraft Maintenance Training Grant from State of Florida Announced 2018-12-28T18:11:10+00:00

Allegiant Launches Nonstop Service to Albany from PGD

2018-12-14T12:14:05+00:00

News Release provided by Allegiant:  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Dec. 13, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop service from Albany, New York to Punta Gorda. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $62.* “It’s a great day for Albany-area travelers who are eager for a warm getaway to southwest Florida,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We are thrilled to deliver on the promise of convenient, affordable, nonstop service for travelers to beautiful Punta Gorda.” The new year-round [...]

Allegiant Launches Nonstop Service to Albany from PGD 2018-12-14T12:14:05+00:00

Arrive Early – You’ll Be Thankful You Did!

2018-11-20T12:36:12+00:00

This is just a friendly reminder that the busy holiday season kicks off Thanksgiving week - with seven flights leaving PGD between 6 and 8 a.m. It takes some time for all our passengers to check-in and get through security, so we really appreciate those early birds that help things flow more smoothly! Allegiant and the Transportation Security Administration recommend you arrive at least 2 hours early -- and so does PGD -- especially when it comes to the early morning flights. Happy Travels and Happy Thanksgiving! Return to PGD BUZZ

Arrive Early – You’ll Be Thankful You Did! 2018-11-20T12:36:12+00:00

Tenant Touchdown – Flight Fast Track is Now at PGD

2018-12-06T15:47:18+00:00

Join us in welcoming David Schall and Craig Scully of Flight Fast Track to the PGD family.   Flight Fast Track (FFT) is one of the only accelerated flight training schools in the state of Florida.  They offer a 3-week accelerated private pilot course, along with accelerated courses in instrument training, CFI training, and commercial multi-engine and commercial single engine courses. They also offer self-paced training for those learning to fly on their own time. FFT’s David Schall “loves showing people the possibilities of flight. Where it can take you, how you get there, how it can change and enhance your [...]

Tenant Touchdown – Flight Fast Track is Now at PGD 2018-12-06T15:47:18+00:00